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  • IBM recently named 11 new IBM Fellows, the company's most prestigious technical honor. This new crop of fellows has expertise in a variety of disciplines, including cognitive computing, analytics, cloud, security, mobile and health care. "These extraordinary men and women join a select community made up of some of the world's most creative thinkers," said Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and CEO. Past IBM Fellows have included five Nobel Prize winners. To become an IBM Fellow, an employee must meet four criteria: sustained innovation in some of the world's most important technologies; significant recognition as a leader among IBM's technical communities; broad industry acknowledgment of the individual's accomplishments; and a strong history of new technologies and business models being deployed at scale. For example, Director of IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences Research Ajay Royyuru is using Watson for genomics to translate genomic variations in cancer to treatment options. In a partnership with Pfizer, Royyuru also is heading up an effort to transform the care of individuals who suffer from Parkinson's disease. "We at IBM are really focused on building the technology in a manner that it would scale, because this is not just an academic exercise," Royyuru told eWEEK. This slide show introduces you to the 2016 class of IBM Fellows.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Army IT teams are bogged down with legacy hardware and software that comprise about 80 percent of all their global systems.

  • Not all enterprise data is created equal, nor should it all have the same protections. Numerous and well-publicized data breaches highlight the increasing need for companies to better secure truly sensitive data. Social media, cloud-based data storage and a growing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) work environment also are creating a big data perfect storm. This threat is beginning to overwhelm legal departments. In-house counsel concerns range from identification and collection of disparate information to the cost and security of the entire e-discovery process. While many organizations lack executive support for information governance, and others feel hampered from executing on small, tactical projects due to their legal or regulatory profile, it is important to prepare for the emerging trends and challenges that will have an impact on compliance efforts in the coming year. In this eWEEK slide show, e-discovery specialists FTI Technology and Gartner Research share insights on these trends and findings from their recent "Advice From Counsel" study.

  • IT professionals are in a somewhat difficult position, according to new data from Spiceworks' annual State of IT report. The report, based on a poll of more than 800 IT professionals and data from various sources, reveals that while most companies are generating more revenue in 2016, IT budgets are stagnant. What's worse, the IT side isn't being allowed to increase staff, despite rising concern about security, network attacks and data thefts. In fact, Spiceworks, which provides managed security and network monitoring services, found that most IT professionals expect cyber-attacks to soar in 2016, but they won't necessarily have the resources needed to combat those attacks. The findings are disconcerting and indicate that while IT is critical to a company's success, corporate managers don't believe it enough to provide critical resources.  All the while, companies are putting their operations at risk by not doing enough to keep their networks safe. This slide show looks at the troubling management issues that IT departments are wrestling with according to Spiceworks.

  • In the first quarter, net income improved 2.7 percent to $2.05 billion, or 42 cents a share, while sales climbed 7.2 percent to $13.7 billion.

  • Microsoft launches a new resource site and announces new environmental outreach efforts ahead of this year's Earth Day on April 22.

  • Campbell was described as "an intensely private individual who rarely talked to the press." He was beloved, even revered, by those he influenced and touched.

  • Despite another quarterly revenue drop, IBM said its transformation continues to pay off with strong growth in "strategic imperatives," including cloud, analytics and more.

  • We are all quite aware that data volume and velocity are increasing at increasing speeds, so it becomes more relevant than ever to provide users with immediate access to the right data across operational and analytical workloads. When tasks need to be completed, the data must be accessible and transportable in real time. The conventional approach of creating new data silos for distinct data sets is clearly inadequate. A converged data platform inside a data center puts data services, including enterprise storage, database and event streaming, into a single deployment to deliver real-time data to users. This is similar to a converged infrastructure in a data center—more functionality is connected physically together in order to create better efficiency of data movement. There are a multitude of benefits to a converged platform approach; we present 10 of those benefits here. This eWEEK slide show uses industry information from Dale Kim, senior director of industry solutions at MapR Technologies.

  • The software giant reports progress in ensuring that women "get equal pay for equal work," narrowing the gender pay gap to a fraction of a penny.

  • IBM announced the launch of IBM Health Corps, a new corporate program to help communities around the world address public health challenges.

  • It's a good time to work in the technology industry. That's the key takeaway from a new study from Mondo, a professional services organization that analyzed more than 3,000 job placements in the United States over the last year. The company found that, in general, salaries for technology jobs are on the rise, with some professions seeing an annual bump of 7 percent or more. In addition, the Mondo study shows that CIOs and CTOs continue to command six-figure salaries while chief security officers are in high demand. Those considering jumping into the technology field might also consider learning about cloud computing technology. Mondo said that business demand for cloud professionals "has exploded," yet there is a dearth of qualified professionals. That has resulted in companies paying top dollar just to find folks who can work in the cloud. In the following slides, eWEEK digs much deeper into the Mondo report and provide some insight into the salaries IT professionals across the United States can now expect to earn.

  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Intellectual property owners are moving away from copyright and patents in favor of a forthcoming law that has more staying power.

  • Freelance developer entity Toptal announced it has acquired Skillbridge, a firm that focuses on providing top freelance business talent to companies.

  • The tech giants say reducing carbon emissions and increasing focus on renewable energy sources is critical to the nation's future and good for the economy.

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